Japan declares state of emergency over Coronavirus
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday April 7, declared a one-month state of emergency following increased cases of Coronavirus in the country.
In a televised news conference, Abe said the recent sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and other urban areas made him rethink their approach in curbing the spread of the virus.
“We are not at a stage where rapid nationwide spread is being observed, but some areas are under pressure, so we don’t have the luxury of time. The rise in infections is straining our health service.
“To relieve that pressure there will have to be a transformation in people’s behaviour. Preventing an explosion in cases, saving people in serious conditions and protecting you and your loved ones depends on how we change our behaviour.”